Air conditioning or ceiling fan
by Addison Corbin on April 4
To use or not to use is the question
The warmer months are coming, and coming fast! Many of us in Georgia are starting to find out that the sun and warmer weather are on the rise. Which causes a lot of us to turn on that trusty AC unit to keep us nice and cool.
However, every time that ac unit comes on it’s costing YOU money! If you are anything like me you hate to see money fly out the window. So how can we help save the heartache of the month electric bill?
Use that ceiling fan!!! Ceiling fans can actually do the job just as well, and the difference in both the energy and economical cost of a ceiling fans compared to ac units is immense.
A good window unit runs on 1.2 kilowatts and cost about 14 cents an hour to run.
A 3 ton central air unit runs about 3 kilowatts and cost about 36 cents an hour.
What about a good ceiling fan? It pulls only 30 watts to run. Which typically cost about 1 cent an hour to run.
(Maybe it’s time to re-think that love for the ac unit.)
To give you some perspective here is a typical cost over a month in the summer.
A window AC unit would cost you $50.00 a month
A central AC unit would cost you $130.00 a month
Each ceiling fan would cost you $1.20 a month.
This would mean you could be saving over $128.00 a month by simply turning off the unit and pulling that ceiling fan string.
Additional helpful tips:
Open windows on the higher levels of the home at night. ( make sure you have windows screens)
Turn off the fans when you aren’t in the room
Shut sun facing blinds when sun is out
IF you are going to run the ac unit turn it off when you aren’t at home.
Make sure your ceiling fan button is turned on to counter clock wise durning the warmer months!